Thursday, November 27, 2014

Unbridled Beauties of DoubleHP 2015 Calendars are ready for you to order!

Today, our 2015 calendars are 50% off through our Zazzle store.

Use that link above the photo to go to your Zazzle store. Make sure you use the promo code listed to get 50% off the calendars. When you go to our store, you will be able to see all of the months/pages/photos. When you zoom in on them you may see some copyright watermarks. Don't worry, those won't really be on your calendars. There are 3 different sizes. one is small enough to fit in your purse. I think those pages are 5X7 or close to that. The huge ones are huge! Pages/photos are 11X14. At half price, they cost $10-$15. Kind of spendy I know, but they are beautiful. And all the money we make in our Zazzle store helps our sanctuary horses. Zazzle will send our store items for you anywhere you want them to go. Enjoy!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Very windy week. snow. ice. cold. but very pretty. thankful for our barns!

Thursday, cold but no snow. Christina with Baylee and Spirit.
then, 2 days later, Saturday. still cold and lots of pretty snow.  Christina with Prince, Shadow & Spirit.
Christina with Shadow and Spirit.

Christina and Spirit.
We examined Butterscotch's icicle. There were 2 hairs frozen in there. That's all!

But Jet Boy won the icicle award that day.


Sunday morning, headin' out for the windy day. Lily.

Spirit Horse
and here we are today, on Monday. It's cold out but very pretty.
coming in to the barn. Tired of the wind. Got to have supper in their stalls tonight.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Who is going to be the proud sponsor of our first EAGALA session in 2015?

These sponsorships will make great gifts for those people on your list who have everything and want nothing. Even THEY will want THIS!
Please use our donate button on this page, or paypal direct to, or send check payable to Horse Help Providers, Inc., sent to DoubleHP, 25337 470 Ave, Crooks SD 57020.
if you have questions about any of this, email Or communicate with us about it on our facebook page. Link also found here on this page.
EAGALA is new to our area. But if you do an internet search of EAGALA, you will be amazed at what it's doing to help people and families. Including our U.S. Military Service Personnel & their families.
It will take $150 to be our first sponsor. Do it alone, or combine with others. Do it in your name, or in someone else's name (for a gift, for example). It can by anonymous if you wish. Sponsorships will be acknowledged here on our website and on our facebook page, etc.
If your company or family is looking to do a major donation this year, please consider us.
Corporate Sponsorships welcome!
EAGALA is already very popular around the Twin Cities, Rochester, Lincoln/Omaha areas. It is coming to Sioux Falls. And our DoubleHP Horses are proud to introduce it here.
Please help them do this. They already know how. They already help humans figure things out, every single day.
And our facilitators have worked hard and spent lots of their own personal money gaining their certification. We are ready.
Are you?
Become a Sponsor today.
Thank you.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Horses of DoubleHP proudly introduce you to their new EAGALA partner - Carissa Palmberg Counseling

For some time now, DoubleHP's resident manager Darci Hortness has been telling you about equine assisted learning and equine assisted psychotherapy, and about her certification as an EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association) facilitator. Well, our missing link has been found and put into place. Our Mental Health Professional Team Member is Carissa Palmberg, MS, LPC, LAC. Here is a link to Carissa's website.

Please let Darci or Carissa know about your questions or scheduling requests for equine assisted learning or equine assisted psychotherapy, with the Horses of DoubleHP.

Friday, September 12, 2014

need to buy some excellent quality alfalfa, sm sq

We are looking for some small squares of excellent quality (close to dairy quality) alfalfa for the Senior equines who live here. They don't like the stemmy stuff anymore and we need it to be full of nice soft leafy stuff. will consider large squares if small ones are not available. please let us know if you have some or know where we might get some. thanks!
Hey, never mind! We found some!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

DoubleHP annual rummage sale is tomorrow and Sat

Pam & Mae's annual rummage sale to benefit the Horses of DoubleHP is tomorrow and Sat. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 5 & 6 at 2517 S Main in Sioux Falls.
Pam says there is quite a bit of horsey stuff donated and also house stuff and garden stuff. Tonight I took some boxes over there. Really nice donated items from Sue Severson and Barb Nix and Riley?? I think and maybe some other 4-Hers. Thank you sooooooooooooooo much! What I can remember are lots of grooming supplies, some blankets both the riding kind and also the turnout/winter kind. some bridles, I think a breast collar, halters, ropes, etc. and lots of nice jigsaw puzzles. A beautiful women's winter coat, some womens Ariats kind of small maybe 5 or so. And that's just a small sample of what Pam's got donated.
If you have stuff to donate, you may call Pam at 310-2094.
DoubleHP is a 501c3 so your donations are tax deductible to the full extent according to Law.

On a sad note, this is the last year Pam can have this rummage at this location. It has been a great location the last 5 or so years, and we thank Pam & Mae soooooo much. But, we have to find a new host. Anyone interested?

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

lots of info. about our organization and programs here

In September I will be doing some presenting. Not really in my comfort zone anymore, but it must be done. So I'm putting together a booklet type thing. Here's the general idea. It's not printed yet but very soon.
front and back

page about our horsemanship program

page about EAGALA/equine assisted learning/therapy

a page about the history or our organization, a very brief review